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Old 06-27-2008, 07:59 PM
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looking for wiring instructions

i bought a 21 fuse wiring harness off of ebay, it came with one of those cheap orange books...

pretty vague to say the least. i'm pulling my hair out here
anyone have a link to something a little better?
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That book is the absolute pits, as are all the other ones that look like it. Go the Painless web site and download one of their excellent manuals.

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Are the wires color coded? What kind of car are you wiring and what engine combo and what alternator and accessories?
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Are the wires color coded? What kind of car are you wiring and what engine combo and what alternator and accessories?
the wires are labeled. i'm wiring a 33 plymouth with a 392 hemi. i have a gm column and alternator. as far as accesories go, the usual, lights radio fuel pump etc. no heater or power windows. the gm column and alternator were wiored in before i got the car, i'm reusing them. a dodge started by the way.
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That book is the absolute pits, as are all the other ones that look like it. Go the Painless web site and download one of their excellent manuals.

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that painless site is great, thanks man
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that painless site is great, thanks man
Your quite welcome, and their products are first rate also.

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Your quite welcome, and their products are first rate also.

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i cheaped out and bought a ebay special, i won't make that mistake again
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re: looking for wiring instructions

I bought the same wiring harness, the clock only has power when key is on. The wire 'c' bundle has '60 pink-relay ignition power', don't know where than goes as no provision and '61 orange relayA' don't know where that goes either or what it's for.There are 2 relays,one for the horn and no idea what the other is for as it's not 'fan'. There should be 2 power wires( i think) going to head light switch (rear & front lights) and comes with only one.I used couresty light as power for tail lights also. Other than that it was easy, just did it section by section. I tried to keep it neat and tied, but sure have enough spagetti under the dash. The instruction book is a crap. Cisco
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i was at the back to the 50's event last weekend in minneapolis, i tried to find a book knowing that i would be doing this but all i could find were those little orange books. somebody should shoot the guy who wrote it
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all i could find were those little orange books. somebody should shoot the guy who wrote it
I totally agree.

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re: looking for wiring instructions

I looked at the Painless site, still no answers to relay wires.
On page 40 of the Orange book a cartoon says 'my wife wired our 40', maybe we should phone her up and get her to come over and help. :o)
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On page 40 of the Orange book a cartoon says 'my wife wired our 40', maybe we should phone her up and get her to come over and help. :o)
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ROFLMAO

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Normal relay provisions would be.
A/C heat
Headlamps
Elec fan
Elec door locks
Fuel pump
With a DVOM it should be a simple matter to figure out what that other relay is for.

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Normal relay provisions would be.
A/C heat
Headlamps
Elec fan
Elec door locks
Fuel pump
With a DVOM it should be a simple matter to figure out what that other relay is for.

Vince
headlights, fan and fuel pump needed here.
would i need one for my electric water pump as well?

Yes, I would think so. That is something that you do not want starved for amperage due to too small a wire size.

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